using iWeb with other domains and blogs?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Ruffian829, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Ruffian829 macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to do my best to word this as clearly as I can...

    I have iWeb and me.com, and a domain that I foward to my me.com site (using godaddy) so I have a simple www.XXXXXX.com site instead of a me.com site.

    My question is, in one of my "pages" of my iWeb site, can I get that to foward to, say, a blog from blogster? So where there are tabbed pages at the top of the site, is there a way to click on one of those tabs and have it go to a blogster site??

    I ask because I want to be able to update my blog when away from my mac... and I'd like more than a blog page that just has a hyperlink on it directing it go blogspot.com

    OR

    is there a way I can put in something like an html snippet where people would be able to see something of a screen shot of my blog on blogster, click on that (using that as a link) and get taken to my blogster page? So I could have it, say, in the corner of the "about me" page and people would see a small snipit of my blog, and then beable to click on it and be taken there?

    I'm not sure if any of this is possible, but thanks for the help!
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like you're just wanting to create a simple hyperlink that goes to another web site. If you're wanting to add another link to your navigation that looks like it's for your site but actually goes to the other site, I'm not sure if that's possible or not with iWeb directly.

    If you were just coding it in you could use a meta tag that redirects to another page, but that's a pain to setup with an iWeb page and you have to redo it on each update to the site as the change would be undone by iWeb.

    If you have a link to your site, it may help give a little more context and a reference point for the discussion.
     
  3. Theophany macrumors 6502

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  4. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup, its to a porn site, that is why I didn't post it! :eek:

    no, in all seriousness, its because i have not made the site yet, lol.
    but for a better example, I have made the site www.agilitymutt.com which is my first-ever website, that I just made this past weekend.
    The "new" site I want to make will have my "animal law" page on www.agilitymutt.com moved to the new page, and the site will be on animal law. I want to start a blog about all current news stories and such that I can find on animal law issues, and post them in a blog. I dont want the blog, then, to be an iWeb blog like I have on agilitymutt.com because I want to be able to update it as I come across stories at work and such.

    so, I want the main site page, and then the blog page, but not an iWeb blog I guess... or, if there is a way to kind-of screen capture the blog website, so people can see a clip of what is posted, and then they can click to be brought to the site... I'm afraid with simply a link, people will not be enticed to visit the blog... does that make sense?
     
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    I've been looking for basically the same thing in order to get to my picture gallery (I redirect http://www.zuena.net to my .mac site and http://gallery.zuena.net to my .mac picture gallery) and haven't found anything. The closest thing I can think of is a variation on your idea: in the footer where you can put the "Made on a Mac" and "Email Me" links, put an icon that goes to the site you want. Then copy that icon/link to all of the pages. I guess you could put the icon/link just below the navigation bar separator as well.

    Right now the navigation bar has an item "Media Gallery" that goes to a page with a single link to our media gallery and that is cheezy. I guess I'll at least try the above idea this weekend to see if it makes it look any better.
     
  6. jonnysods macrumors 601

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    The only way you could do this is by placing an iframe in your website.

    I think the website is iWebFAQ.org or something like that. They have great advice for this sort of stuff.

    Good luck!

    PS Rapidweaver rules!
     
  7. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    I'll have to give that site a read through. In the mean time I tried my workaround of having the link with an iPhoto-style icon in the footer of each page. Definitely better than the Navigation Bar item that goes to a page with a single link to the outside site. I put it where the email me button would have gone in the lower right corner. I'm happy with it now, but if iWebFAQ.org's (you got the site name right) Navigation menu FAQ shows how to do what I really wanted to do, I'll try that way too.

    Ruffian, this website also shows how you can embed an outside blog into your page so that it will look like it is part of your site (so you can see the blog posts) but allow you to update your blog from wherever that blog site lets you blog from (they use wordpress.com as their example site). Maybe that will fit what you are trying to do?

    EDIT: I found exactly what I was looking for on iWebFAQ.org. I added a blank page with an HTML snippet that calls the javascript procedure parent.location.replace. I'll leave both options on the site.

     

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